Category: Western Cape

Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town If there's one place that I must visit every time I go to Cape Town , it's the Bo-Kaap. I'm ever so fascinated by this historic, colourful district, which is always a sight for sore eyes. On my most recent trip to the Mother City, I did a walking […]

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Exploring the Mother City with City Sightseeing Cape Town

City Sightseeing Cape Town Did you know that the Cape Doctor is actually the local name for the strong south-easterly wind that blows on the South African coast from spring to late summer, and that it is thus named because it is believed to clear Cape Town of smog and pollution, leaving clear blue skies […]

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The President Hotel - Family-friendly comfort in a stunning location

The President Hotel Review For over 250 years, the location of the current President Hotel has been a coveted one. In the 18th century, it was the site of the Society House, a recreational retreat in Cape Town where the rich and elite of the day would travel to be seen. After several ownership changes […]

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Shelley Point Hotel & Spa – a West Coast retreat

Shelley Point Hotel & Spa The Cape West Coast is one of South Africa’s most picturesque and alluring regions. Offering everything from pristine beaches and striking mountain ranges to colourful wildflower carpets in spring, it is no surprise that the area is so popular with holidaymakers. For us, it was also a great stopover destination […]

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Morukuru Beach Lodge – a hidden gem

Morukuru Beach Lodge Review I’d never seen a starfish in its natural environment before. Nor a sea anemone, sea urchin or abalone. Even though I’d been on many land-based wildlife-viewing safaris, this was my first time witnessing the aquarium under the sea and I was mesmerised. As you may have guessed, I am not a […]

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The Marine Hotel - The Grande Dame of Hermanus

The Marine Hotel Hermanus - Review It began as a summer grazing area for livestock then eventually progressed to become a small fishing village. Today, Hermanus is known as the whale watching capital of South Africa, even recognized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. From […]

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Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa – Penguin Playground

Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa Review Did you know that penguins mate for life? Once they have identified The One, they "propose" by giving their potential mate a smooth pebble. Isn’t that sweet? The iconic Boulders Penguin Colony along the False Bay Coast is one of the best places in South Africa to get up […]

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50+ best things to do in Cape Town

Looking for things to do in Cape Town ? Read on... Cape Town, also known as South Africa’s Mother City, is consistently listed amongst the best cities in the world.  It is endowed with abundant natural beauty, umpteen opportunities for adventure, world-class shopping, delicious food, and captivating history. There are so many places to visit […]

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Win a 2-night getaway for 4 at Montagu Springs

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Peter Fortuin Win a 2-night getaway for 4 people at Montagu Springs The prize One lucky winner will win a 2-night Midweek stay for 4 people in a Golden Terraces Chalet at Montagu Springs. Scroll down to enter… About Montagu Springs Set in lush, tranquil surrounds on the iconic Route 62, […]

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Win a 2 night stay at Ruby Rose Country House

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan Pringle. Ruby Rose Country House Giveaway The prize The lucky winner and a partner will enjoy a two night stay at Ruby Rose Country House with breakfast. Scroll down to enter... About Ruby Rose Country House Ruby Rose Country House is a lush oasis in Riebeek West, one of […]

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9 Things to do in the Garden Route

9 Things to do in the Garden Route The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most picturesque areas. It makes an amazing road trip and holiday destination– for the whole family. Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains on the one side, and the Indian Ocean on the other, the route snakes along a […]

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The ultimate seaside escape at The Plettenberg

Review: The Plettenberg Hotel Long walks on golden beaches, year-round sunshine, the scent of the ocean breeze in your nostrils and the sea and forest at your doorstep. Add to this – personalised service, barefoot luxury and the freshest gourmet seafood – and you have the ultimate seaside escape. You have The Plettenberg . The […]

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Knysna History and Charm at The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The Lofts Boutique Hotel Review In July 1869, Arndt Leonard Thesen, a timber merchant from Norway, left his home with his wife and nine children, with plans to start a new life in New Zealand. Their ship encountered problems near Cape Town, and they decided to stay in South Africa. Arndt settled down with his […]

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Road trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg

Road trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg Flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town is definitely easier and quicker than driving down. But with a family of four and last-minute flight prices almost the same as our tickets to Rome (yes, Rome in Italy), driving was a cheaper option – even with the current price of […]

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The Taj Cape Town - A touch of India in the heart of Cape Town

Taj Cape Town Review In the historic and cultural heart of Cape Town, across the beautiful Company's Gardens, are two adjacent buildings with illustrious histories. Once housing the South African Reserve Bank and the Temple Chambers, both national monuments, they are now home to the grand Taj Cape Town hotel.  I recently stayed there on […]

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